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portulacaceous

[ pawr-chuh-luh-key-shuhs, pohr- ]
/ ˌpɔr tʃə ləˈkeɪ ʃəs, ˌpoʊr- /
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adjective

belonging to the Portulacaceae, the purslane family of plants.

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Origin of portulacaceous

<New Latin Portulacace(ae) family name (see portulaca, -aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for portulacaceous

portulacaceous
/ (ˌpɔːtjʊləˈkeɪʃəs) /

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Portulacaceae, a cosmopolitan family of mainly fleshy-leaved flowering plants common in the US
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